Niue national rugby league team

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Niue
Badge of Niue team
Governing body Niue Rugby League
Region Asia-Pacific
Head coach Bman Perenara
Captain Dene Halatau
Home stadium Niue National Stadium
RLIF ranking 32nd
Colours
First international
 Cook Islands 22–8 Niue 
(Rarotonga, Cook Islands; 1986)
Biggest win
 Niue 48–4 South Africa 
(Campbelltown, Australia; May 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Samoa 36–18 Niue 
(Suva, Fiji; 19 October 2004)

The Niue National Rugby League team, (pronounced New-ay) represents Niue in rugby league football. It has been participating in international competition since 1986.

Niue has participated in the Pacific Cup in 1986 and 1992 and the Pacific Rim Competition in 2004.

Results

Note: Winning team listed first

Pacific Cup 1986

  • Cook Islands 22-8 Niue
  • New Zealand Māori 32-16 Niue

Pacific Cup 1992

  • Tonga 24-8 Niue
  • Cook Islands 23-22 Niue
  • Niue 14-10 Fiji
  • Western Samoa 41-28 Niue
  • Niue 42-12 Cook Islands

Pacific Rim Competition 2004

Cabramatta International Nines

In recent years, Niue have entered squads into the Cabramatta International Nines a side tournament held at Cabramatta Stadium, Sydney, Australia.

  • 2009 results: Niue 6 NSW Universities 0, Australian Indigenous 24 Niue 6, Tonga 40 Niue 4, Bowl semifinals: Mounties 30 Niue 4
  • 2011 results: Cook Islands 24 Niue 6, Tonga 22 Niue 14, Trophy Quarterfinals: Niue 20 Cook Islands 16, Trophy Semifinals: Mounties 34 Niue 12

2011 Niue 9s squad: Captains David Mike Filimona & Les Hipa Players: Greg Malaki, Aaron Tutoka, Alex Seini-Edward, David Alo, Evan Nicholas, Ticks Tuhetoka, Sumica Kaifoto, Rob Matagito, Zackri Smith, Robert Matagito, Patrick Chandra, John Ioane, Sonny Simona Masae. Tuki Jackson, Patrick Sipley, Jordan Tongahai, Cliff Tutoka, Peter Edward were originally selected in the squad. Coach: Bman Perenara

2015 Campbelltown Test

On 2 May 2015, Niue played an historic test-match against South Africa at Campbelltown Stadium in New South Wales, Australia. They beat the South Africans by a final score of 48 points to 4.[1]

Official Rankings as of December 2015[2]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  New Zealand 897.00
2  Australia 719.00
3  England 655.00
4  Samoa 280.00
5  France 209.00
6 Increase  Ireland 162.00
7 Decrease  Fiji 147.00
8 Increase  Wales 132.00
9 Decrease  Scotland 121.00
10 Steady  United States 102.00
11 Increase  Serbia 72.00
12 Steady  Italy 65.00
13  Canada 62.00
14 Decrease  Papua New Guinea 60.00
15 Increase  Russia 46.00
16 Decrease  Tonga 40.00
17 Increase  Belgium 40.00
18  Malta 32.00
19 Steady  Germany 28.00
20  Lebanon 27.00
21 Increase  Spain 26.00
22 Decrease  Cook Islands 23.00
23  Ukraine 22.00
24 Steady  Greece 21.00
25 Increase  Denmark 20.00
26 Decrease  Norway 19.00
27 Increase  Jamaica 16.00
28 Decrease  Netherlands 15.00
29 Decrease  Sweden 15.00
30 Steady  Czech Republic 14.00
31 Decrease  South Africa 13.00
32 Steady  Niue 4.00
33  Hungary 2.00
34  Latvia 2.00
35  Morocco 0.00


2014 squad

2014 Niue Squad
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain

Updated: 24 May 2014
Source(s): October 2014

Notable players of Niuean descent

See also

References

  1. "Niue Beat South Africa". Rugby League Week. 2015-05-23. Retrieved 2015-05-03.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. RLIF Rankings.

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